JULY 6-8, 2014

Organized by

“ The American Society for Cell Biology- International Affairs Committee”


“Maltepe University”

Diabetes has become an epidemic that kills millions worldwide. Diabetic patients can suffer from crippling complications, ranging from kidney failure to blindness that create economic burden and pressure on the healthcare system. This problem is projected to increase with the increasing obesity in world population. Importantly, diabetes has been shown to associate with different types of human cancers, and is considered to be both a risk factor and a symptom of pancreatic cancer.

The Workshop will:

Bring together leading experts from medicine and academia, to discuss the emerging area of research on the link between diabetes and cancer
Discuss mechanisms of disease development, identification of novel therapeutic targets, and relevant insights that will help the participants advance their own research.
Facilitate opportunities for networking and collaborations
Present funding mechanisms for training and sabbaticals abroad
Showcase the latest technology in research tools, including microscopy, laser capture microdisection for isolating cells and state-of-the-art research facilities.
Several biotech companies will demonstrate the latest in modern cell biological research tools

This web site will be updated constantly, please check back for the latest updates.

The meeting will be held under the auspices of the American Society for Cell Biology, the International Affairs Committee (IAC) and Maltepe University.

The venue is “Marma Convention Center”, located in the Marmara Education Village, Istanbul, TURKEY.

The Nobel Prize Winner (2008), Dr. Martin Chalfie, will deliver a plenary lecture, presenting the story of the GFP discovery. He will also give a talk about their newest findings on the role of insulin signaling in neurons. Do not miss these lectures!

World expert clinicians and researchers will introduce the latest in the studies of diabetes and its link to different types of human cancer. The sessions will cover different aspects of cell biology and stem cells in relation to diabetes. The meeting will include panel discussions, exhibitions, poster sessions and a forum for funding opportunities for training abroad. The latest in modern microscopy will be presented during the meeting. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field, and interact and network with national and international leading experts.

The medium will be English but simultaneous translation will be provided.

We look forward to having you in Istanbul!

Congress Secretariat

Bilge G. Tuna

School of Medicine, Maltepe University

Marmara Education Village, 34857, Maltepe

Istanbul / TURKEY

Tel: +90 216 626 10 50 / 2720-2718

+90 534 077 21 03



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